A Guide to Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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An Historic Event

For three days the White House and U.S. State Department will host the presidents and other top officials of nearly 50 African nations. According to the White House, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is "unprecedented" because of the number of participants. "The U.S. Africa Leaders Summit is a truly historic opportunity for the United States to strengthen our ties with the African continent and to underscore America's commitment to investing in Africa's development and future peace, prosperity and security," deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters. Keep reading to learn more about the agenda and why the summit is critical to both the U.S. and Africa. – Joyce Jones  (@BETpolitichick)

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